Upcoming Events for the Week of April 27

NOTE: Most in-person events have been moved to an online format, postponed, or cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re making updates as we learn about them, but we recommend contacting organizers before registering for in-person events.

For updated information and resources for home visitors, visit our COVID-19 page on the Stronger Families Blog. From all of us at LABBN, we wish you and yours good health during these challenging times.

Here is a roundup of this week’s conferences, webinars, and trainings for home visitors and others who work with pregnant women and families with little ones. Also included: events around L.A. County that you can share with the families you serve. Want to look further into the future? See the comprehensive list that we update weekly. Do you have something for us to include? Email snish@labestbabies.org. And stay in touch with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube!

Events Happening Throughout April

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Online Breastfeeding Support Group
Day Sessions: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Evening Sessions: 1st Monday, 8:45pm – 9:15pm
Saturday Sessions: 3rd Saturday, 10:00am – 10:45am
For more information, please contact soulfood4yourbaby@sfyb.org
Presented by Soul Food for Your Baby and Black Infant Health Program

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Facebook Live: Mini-Learning Sessions for Families at Home (Spanish)
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am – 10:30am
See all previous mini-sessions here.
Presented by Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, in collaboration with Partnership for Community Action

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Virtual Mommy Support
Every Tuesday and Thursday
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
For more information, please contact lactation@mlkch.org or call (424) 338-8227.
Presented by Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Connection Recovery Support Group (for those with a mental health diagnosis) via Video Conference
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Advance reservations required. Call or text (626) 988-2600 to RSVP.
Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Gabriel Valley

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Mighty Little Giants NICU Support Group on Facebook Live
Every Wednesday
,12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Mighty Little Giants

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Wednesday Meditations (Live streamed)
Every Wednesday, 6:00pm
Presented by Dr. Rick Hanson

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Community Assistance: Food and Household Good Distribution
Every Thursday,
12:00pm – 2:30pm: 1153 Valencia Street (Parking lot on the corner of 12th street)
Presented by The Pico Union Project

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Black Maternal Health Virtual Check-In Meeting
1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Presented by Black Women for Wellness

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Taking Care of Mama Virtual Support Group (Presented in Spanish)
April – May 2020 (Every Tuesday), 1:00pm – 1:45pm
To receive the meeting link and password or for questions, please contact Karla Cardoza via email at kkmmcardoza@gmail.com or by phone at (310) 590-5088.
Presented by Dignity Health and Maternal Mental Health NOW

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Taking Care of Mama Virtual Support Group
April – May 2020 (Every Tuesday), 2:00pm – 2:45pm
To receive the meeting link and password or for questions please contact Barbara Sheehy via email at Barbara.Sheehy@DignityHealth.org or by phone at (415) 544-2395.
Presented by Dignity Health and Maternal Mental Health NOW

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Healing During COVID-19 Grief Support Group
April – May 2020 (Every Wednesday)
, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
This group is designed for families and friends who are coping with the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented by Serenity Village Life and Laneay L. London, MSW/Reiki Practitioner
Mindful Aging: Supporting Each Other through the Season of the Coronavirus
April – June 2020 (Every Wednesday), 10:15am – 11:45am
Presented by InsightLA Meditation

Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals: Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others
April – June 2020 (Every Wednesday), 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by InsightLA Meditation

Monday, April 27

Webinar: Promoting First Relationships Virtual Learner’s Workshop (4-Day Workshop)
April 27 – 28 & May 5 – 6, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Eligible for 15 CEU’s and STARS credit. Registration is limited to 20 participants.
Presented by Parent-Child Relationship Programs

GOLD Lactation Online Conference: Closing Keynote Presentation
April 27
, 9:00am or 4:00pm
Presented by GOLD Lactation

Tuesday, April 28

Webinar: Stories from the Field: Adapting Lactation Care to COVID-19 Constraints
April 28
, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by the United States Breastfeeding Committee and others

Webinar: Parental Rights and COVID-19
April 28, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Growth & Healing After Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Virtual Spanish Support Group
April 28
, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presented by Return to Zero HOPE

Wednesday, April 29

Webinar: Attending to Risks for Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Early Childhood Educators
April 29
, 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by ZERO TO THREE

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care/Practices in Light of COVID-19: Applying Lessons Learned from Child-Serving Systems
April 29
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by the California Department of Public Health & Department of Social Services’ Essentials for Childhood Initiative

Webinar: Social Determinants of Health
April 29, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by Strategies 2.0

Webinar: Taking Care of Our Collective Mental Health: Focusing on Family Support During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 29
, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Division of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Webinar: Enrollment and Consent
April 29, 12:00pm
Presented by the Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting

Webinar: ACEs Aware April Webinar: Topic to be Announced
April 29
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by ACEs Aware

Webinar: COVER/AGE National Online Broadcast
April 29, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Presented by the California Immigrant Policy Center and others

April 29
, 3:00pm and May 2, 12:00pm
A part of the 5-week webinar series to support all NICU families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented by March of Dimes

Thursday, April 30

Webinar: Brains, Bodies and Stress, Oh My! Our Programmed Responses to Difficult Things
April 30
, 9:00am – 11:00am
Part of the Trauma and Resiliency Training for Teachers in Light of Community and Environmental Trauma Series. Any LAUSD or Compton Unified School District teacher, staff, or administrator is encouraged to attend.
Presented by Children’s Institute

Webinar: Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar 1 – How did we get here?: An overview of the root cause of disparities in child outcomes, and the role of child serving systems
April 30, 9:30am
Presented by the Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

CPCA COVID-19 Weekly Update Call
April 30
, 10:00am – 11:00am
For questions, please email Nicole Key at nkey@cpca.org
Presented by California Primary Care Association

Webinar: Centering Equity in Reducing Sugary Drink Consumption
April 30, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by ChangeLab Solutions

Webinar: Empowering Providers and Organizations to Eliminate Inequalities in Perinatal Health Care
April 30
, 12:00pm
Presented by Diversity Science

Webinar: Justice for Youth and COVID-19
April 30, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

Webinar: Staff Wellness Series: Building a Bridge to Resiliency and Preventing Burnout
April 30, 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Presented by Action for Healthy Kids

Friday, May 1

Webinar: BreastfeedLA Seminar
May 1, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Presented by BreastfeedLA and Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Saturday, May 2

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Growth & Healing After Pregnancy & Infant Loss: Virtual Support Group
May 2, 10:00am – 11:00am
Presented by Return to Zero HOPE

May 2, 1:00pm
Celebrate National Baby Day by ensuring that all families count any babies born before April 1st. #CountAllKids
Presented by Count All Kids and ZERO TO THREE

Sunday, May 3

PARENT/FAMILY EVENT: Meet the Doula Night
May 3
, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
RSVP required by 5/1, please email Doula@motherbabysupport.net or call (626) 388-2191 ext. 2
Presented by Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance

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